Tanka – David Bowie, I’ve Loved You Since I Was 11 When You Came Into My Life Like A Sonic Epiphany

Alone. Darkness. Scared.
“Blue, Blue, Electric Blue”
Your voice soft and true
Speaking the realness to me
You give me strength to go on


Tanka – An Cuan Mòr

Nèamh, Cruinne-cè,
uisge agus teine ceangail
Sinn abair soraidh
“Ta mo ghràdh ort a-ghnàth,
chi mi a-rithist thu”


(translation from Scottish Gaelic)

Tanka – Big Ocean

Heaven, Earth,
fire and water unite
We say farewell
“I will love you always,
we’ll meet again”

Tanka – Glencoe

Scotland’s beating heart
where earth, sea and sky meet,
guarded by The Three Sisters;
mountains draped in mystery,
home to Children of The Mist


*The Three Sisters is the name of the mountain range overlooking the glen (valley).
*”The Children of The Mist” is the English translation of the ancient Gaelic name given to the people of the clans (tribes/families) who lived all along the glen.